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11th Sep '16 9:36:17 PM trulymadmoves
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* ''Film/SpaceJam'' stars Michael Jordan as himself, and covers his brief retirement from basketball, failed attempt at a baseball career, and return to basketball only a short time later. Of course, the bulk of the film is spent on a [[SarcasmMode minor]] bit of creative liberty suggesting he regained his passion for basketball by player-coaching the WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes to victory in a high-stakes match against alien slavers, but the parts that focus solely on Jordan play the trope quite straight. For an extra bit of RealitySubtext, the practice he got during the making of the film helped sharpen his skills for the very uretirement depicted in the film's final moments.


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* ''Film/SpaceJam'' stars Michael Jordan as himself, and covers his brief retirement from basketball, failed attempt at a baseball career, and return to basketball only a short time later. Of course, the bulk of the film is spent on a [[SarcasmMode minor]] bit of creative liberty suggesting he regained his passion for basketball by player-coaching the WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes to victory in a high-stakes match against alien slavers, but the parts that focus solely on Jordan play the trope quite straight. For an extra bit of RealitySubtext, the practice he got during the making of the film helped sharpen his skills for the very uretirement unretirement depicted in the film's final moments.

11th Sep '16 11:21:26 AM trulymadmoves
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\n* ''Film/SpaceJam'' stars Michael Jordan as himself, and covers his brief retirement from basketball, failed attempt at a baseball career, and return to basketball only a short time later. Of course, the bulk of the film is spent on a [[SarcasmMode minor]] bit of creative liberty suggesting he regained his passion for basketball by player-coaching the WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes to victory in a high-stakes match against alien slavers, but the parts that focus solely on Jordan play the trope quite straight. For an extra bit of RealitySubtext, the practice he got during the making of the film helped sharpen his skills for the very uretirement depicted in the film's final moments.

4th Aug '16 9:34:03 PM Jake
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* Many extras in ''Series/LondonsBurning'' were actual London Fire Brigade personnel; some of the more elaborate rescues in the show doubled as training exercises.
2nd Aug '16 12:34:14 AM JackG
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* ''And Starring Pancho Villa As Himself'' is in fact about a film being made about the Mexican revolutionary who sold the rights to film one of his battles which resulted in ''The Life Of General Villa,'' which did indeed star Pancho Villa portraying himself.

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* ''And Starring Pancho Villa As Himself'' ''Film/AndStarringPanchoVillaAsHimself'' is in fact about a film being made about the Mexican revolutionary who sold the rights to film one of his battles which resulted in ''The Life Of General Villa,'' which did indeed star Pancho Villa portraying himself.
7th Mar '16 4:00:44 AM MasoTey
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* Frank Wills, the security guard, in ''Film/AllThePresidentsMen''.
** He also played himself in ''Film/ForrestGump''.

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* Frank Wills, the security guard, in ''Film/AllThePresidentsMen''.
** He also played himself in
both ''Film/AllThePresidentsMen'' and ''Film/ForrestGump''.
6th Mar '16 9:44:20 AM Morgenthaler
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* Rudy Reyes plays himself in ''Series/GenerationKill'', because [[TheWire creators David Simon and Ed Burns]] [[http://www.nj.com/entertainment/tv/index.ssf/2008/07/sepinwall_on_tv_generation_kil.html couldn't find an actor who was both beautiful enough and hippie-ish enough]] to handle the mythical creature (David Simon: [[http://sepinwall.blogspot.com/2008/07/generation-kill-get-some-po-lice-that.html "He's like a unicorn!"]]) that is Fruity Rudy.

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* Rudy Reyes plays himself in ''Series/GenerationKill'', because [[TheWire creators David Simon and Ed Burns]] Burns [[http://www.nj.com/entertainment/tv/index.ssf/2008/07/sepinwall_on_tv_generation_kil.html couldn't find an actor who was both beautiful enough and hippie-ish enough]] to handle the mythical creature (David Simon: [[http://sepinwall.blogspot.com/2008/07/generation-kill-get-some-po-lice-that.html "He's like a unicorn!"]]) that is Fruity Rudy.
14th Jun '15 11:22:13 AM Morgenthaler
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* Rudy Reyes plays himself in ''GenerationKill'', because [[TheWire creators David Simon and Ed Burns]] [[http://www.nj.com/entertainment/tv/index.ssf/2008/07/sepinwall_on_tv_generation_kil.html couldn't find an actor who was both beautiful enough and hippie-ish enough]] to handle the mythical creature (David Simon: [[http://sepinwall.blogspot.com/2008/07/generation-kill-get-some-po-lice-that.html "He's like a unicorn!"]]) that is Fruity Rudy.

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* Rudy Reyes plays himself in ''GenerationKill'', ''Series/GenerationKill'', because [[TheWire creators David Simon and Ed Burns]] [[http://www.nj.com/entertainment/tv/index.ssf/2008/07/sepinwall_on_tv_generation_kil.html couldn't find an actor who was both beautiful enough and hippie-ish enough]] to handle the mythical creature (David Simon: [[http://sepinwall.blogspot.com/2008/07/generation-kill-get-some-po-lice-that.html "He's like a unicorn!"]]) that is Fruity Rudy.



* In ''SophiaLoren: Her Own Story'', Miss Loren not only plays herself but also [[ActingForTwo her own mother]].

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* In ''SophiaLoren: ''Creator/SophiaLoren: Her Own Story'', Miss Loren not only plays herself but also [[ActingForTwo her own mother]].
7th Feb '15 2:03:14 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''[[{{United93}} United 93]]'': several of those involved in the events surrounding the hijacking played themselves, most notably [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ben_Sliney Ben Sliney]].

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* ''[[{{United93}} United 93]]'': ''Film/{{United 93}}'': several of those involved in the events surrounding the hijacking played themselves, most notably [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ben_Sliney Ben Sliney]].
6th Feb '15 3:14:11 AM Morgenthaler
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* Eminem in ''EightMile'', where the story was basically his life [[RomanAClef with the names slightly changed]].
* While ''PurpleRain'' may not exactly have been The Real True Prince Story, it did touch on elements of his life, feature him playing with his band, and film on location in his hometown.

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* Eminem in ''EightMile'', ''Film/EightMile'', where the story was basically his life [[RomanAClef with the names slightly changed]].
* While ''PurpleRain'' ''Film/PurpleRain'' may not exactly have been The Real True Prince Story, it did touch on elements of his life, feature him playing with his band, and film on location in his hometown.
14th Dec '14 2:05:09 AM Morgenthaler
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* While parts of ''Series/{{Titus}}'' are fictionalized for the sake of comedy, the show's overall story is overtly based on Christopher Titus's real life, and he plays himself, while his friends and family are played by other actors.

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* While parts of ''Series/{{Titus}}'' are fictionalized for the sake of comedy, the show's overall story is overtly based on Christopher Titus's Creator/ChristopherTitus's real life, and he plays himself, while his friends and family are played by other actors.
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